3D printing

Swiss Researchers Add 3D Scanning to Smartphones with a Simple App

Swiss Researchers Add 3D Scanning to Smartphones with a Simple App

3D scanning could completely change the way we see the world, improve robotic vision, and lead to a whole new 3D printing revolution. While there’s a lot of promise in 3D scanning, the technology still

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British Architect Designs First 3D Printed Element for Use in the Construction Industry

British Architect Designs First 3D Printed Element for Use in the Construction Industry

The ETFE plastic roof canopy of the 6 Bevis Marks building in London features a decorative sheath that is the world’s first 3D-printed component approved for use in the construction industry, according

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3D Print SUPERSCALE’s Bayanihan Pin and Help Raise Funds for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

3D Print SUPERSCALE’s Bayanihan Pin and Help Raise Funds for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

To help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, SUPERSCALE is taking a new approach to raising funds by harnessing the power of open-source design and 3D printing. In light of this disaster,

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University Of Liverpool is Developing Natural-Looking 3D Printed Skin

University Of Liverpool is Developing Natural-Looking 3D Printed Skin

A team from the University of Liverpool believe they are close to developing a synthetic skin that can not only be produced on a 3D printer, but can be matched to a specific person based on their age,

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Scientists Could Develop 3D-Printed Hearts Within 10 Years

Scientists Could Develop 3D-Printed Hearts Within 10 Years

There is a revolution underway, but it has nothing to do with politics. Stuart Williams, a researcher from the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, believes that advances in 3D-printing could culminate in

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SketchUp’s Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

SketchUp’s Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

What if you could assemble your house like Legos using free modeling software and a 3D printer? That's the idea behind Eric Schimelpfening's WikiHouse - a home designed entirely in SketchUp that can be

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3D-Printed Human Cells Will Replace Animal Testing in Five Years, Says Bioengineer Expert

3D-Printed Human Cells Will Replace Animal Testing in Five Years, Says Bioengineer Expert

Photo via Yurchyks/Shutterstock 3D-printing could soon bring about an end to animal abuse in drug testing, according to bioengineering expert Alan Faulkner-Jones. Speaking at the 3D Printshow Hospital

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Tired of Your Granny Panties? DIY Some New Ones With This 3D Printer

Tired of Your Granny Panties? DIY Some New Ones With This 3D Printer

Ladies, let's talk. When it's "that time of the month", leaks can be an issue. Many of us reach for the old, worn underwear in the back of the drawer, because who wants to risk destroying those fancy

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Bionic Titan Arm Wins 2013 James Dyson Award

Bionic Titan Arm Wins 2013 James Dyson Award

The Titan Arm is a bionic exoskeleton that helps people recovering from an injury or stroke regain their upper-body strength. It augments the user’s arm strength by 18 kg to reduce fatigue and rebuild

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Vader 3D Printer Creates Objects with Molten Metal

Vader 3D Printer Creates Objects with Molten Metal

Father and son inventors Scott and Zackery Vader have created a revolutionary 3D printer that can create designs out of molten metal! The Vader 3D printer uses molten aluminum in place of plastic, and it

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Reef Arabia Plants 3D Printed Coral Reefs to Restore Persian Gulf Marine Life

Reef Arabia Plants 3D Printed Coral Reefs to Restore Persian Gulf Marine Life

Coral reefs only cover about 0.1 percent of the world's ocean surface and they’re still disappearing at an alarming rate. These “rainforests of the sea” are already sensitive to water temperature,

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3D Printed Micro Planter Chess Set Lets You Strategize With Succulents

3D Printed Micro Planter Chess Set Lets You Strategize With Succulents

The Micro Planter Chess Set blends simple, strong, geometrical forms with nature. Inspired by the classic Bauhaus Chess Set, this 3D printed game allows people to integrate their favorite cacti,

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How 3D Printing Will Change Our World Forever

How 3D Printing Will Change Our World Forever

Hailed as the third industrial revolution, 3D printing technology can produce life-saving prosthetics, durable furnishings, and fully functional automobiles. As 3D printer costs plummet from the tens of

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Low-Cost 3D-Printed Dextrus Hand Could Transform Amputees’ Lives

Low-Cost 3D-Printed Dextrus Hand Could Transform Amputees’ Lives

British inventor and robotocist Joel Gibbard has created a durable 3D-printed hand that not only boasts an impressive range of motion, but it can also be created for a fraction of the cost of conventional

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West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a resourceful inventor from Togo in West Africa, has made a $100 3D printer which he constructed from parts he scrounged from broken scanners, computers, printers and other e-waste.

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How 7 Smart Technologies are Tackling New World Problems

How 7 Smart Technologies are Tackling New World Problems

3D Printing 3D printing lets anyone make just about anything from nick nacks to full-size rooms. While the novelty is certainly there, 3D printing is also a technology that's starting to make a

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First 3Doodler 3D Printing Pens Ship to Kickstarter Backers

First 3Doodler 3D Printing Pens Ship to Kickstarter Backers

The first shipment of 3Doodler 3D pens are making their way to customers across the globe. Like a handheld 3D printer, the 3Doodler lets users make 3D objects, just by drawing them in the air. The first

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NASA Speeds Towards the First 3D-Printed Creations Made in Space

NASA Speeds Towards the First 3D-Printed Creations Made in Space

The dream of 3D printing in space is speeding ever closer to reality. Last year, word that NASA intended to send a 3D printer to space smacked of a lofty dream machine. But just a few weeks ago, Made in

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Lionhead High-Speed 3D Printer Includes its Own Built-in 3D Scanner

Lionhead High-Speed 3D Printer Includes its Own Built-in 3D Scanner

With the ability to fabricate whatever you design or scan, 3D printing can make a maker out of anyone. But even with a top of the line 3D printer it can take hours to create even the smallest objects.

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World’s First 3D Scanner for iPad Triples Kickstarter Goal in One Day

World’s First 3D Scanner for iPad Triples Kickstarter Goal in One Day

Yesterday morning San Francisco-based Occipital launched Structure Sensor—the world's first 3D scanner for iPad—on Kickstarter with a fundraising goal of $100,000. By this morning, they had not only

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3D Printed Bowls and Plates Made From Sugar Mean You’ll Never Have to Do the Dishes Again

3D Printed Bowls and Plates Made From Sugar Mean You’ll Never Have to Do the Dishes Again

3D printing technology has already been used to create elegant, edible 3D printed sweets made out of sugar. But now designer Philippe Malouin is using a 3D printer to create a variety of sugar-based

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From DIY Bikes to 3D-Printed Guns: Adhocracy is a Cultural Revolution in Making at the London Design Festival

From DIY Bikes to 3D-Printed Guns: Adhocracy is a Cultural Revolution in Making at the London Design Festival

The Adhocracy exhibition features products and concepts that show the wide range of developments in this new industrial revolution - from digital fabrication to open design to distributed manufacturing.

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Makerbot’s 3D-Printed “Flexible Filament” Dress Wows NY Fashion Week Audience

Makerbot’s 3D-Printed “Flexible Filament” Dress Wows NY Fashion Week Audience

Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Oscar De La Renta...these are the names we expect to hear at New York Fashion Week, the annual event where top designers trot out the couture designs that will inspire next

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The Mebotics Microfactory is a One-Stop Shop for Fabricating Anything

The Mebotics Microfactory is a One-Stop Shop for Fabricating Anything

3D printing technology holds the amazing potential to change the way we make things - however most 3D printers are limited to creating objects out of plastic. Enter the Mebotics Microfactory, which it

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Elon Musk Uses Iron Man-Inspired Holographic 3D User Interface to Print a Rocket Part

Elon Musk Uses Iron Man-Inspired Holographic 3D User Interface to Print a Rocket Part

After Elon Musk announced plans to post a video of himself using a holographic computer interface inspired by the one Tony Stark uses in the film Iron Man, it looks like the Tesla CEO and inventor has

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Chinese Scientists Successfully Produce a Living Kidney Using a 3D Printer

Chinese Scientists Successfully Produce a Living Kidney Using a 3D Printer

We've all seen the cool things that can be done with 3D printers, but now scientists at a Chinese university in eastern Zhejiang Province have made an incredible leap for medical technology by producing a

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Designer David Grass 3D-Prints Light Bulbs in the Shape of Modern Cityscapes

Designer David Grass 3D-Prints Light Bulbs in the Shape of Modern Cityscapes

Dutch Designer David Graas created 3D-Printed LED bulbs in the shape of modern cityscapes! Named “Huddle”, these miniature pieces of 3D-printed design celebrate and are inspired by the phenomenon of

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ZEUS: World’s First Multipurpose 3D Printer/Scanner Seizes $100k in One Day on Kickstarter

ZEUS: World’s First Multipurpose 3D Printer/Scanner Seizes $100k in One Day on Kickstarter

With 3D printing and scanning exploding across headlines, you’ve probably wondered when you’d finally be able to bring a full suite of the futuristic technologies home. According to a Kickstarter

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NASA to Use Giant 3D Printing Spider Robots to Construct Huge Spacecraft

NASA to Use Giant 3D Printing Spider Robots to Construct Huge Spacecraft

It has always been theorized that the construction of large spacecraft would have to be done in orbit. However, a US company called Tethers Unlimited (TUI), which specialises in additive manufacturing and

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New FABtotum Device Makes 3D Printing Easy and Affordable for Just About Anyone

New FABtotum Device Makes 3D Printing Easy and Affordable for Just About Anyone

A fabulous new low-cost 3D printer has been launched and it could make DIY fabrication cheaper and easier than ever before. This cool device is dubbed ‘FABtotum’, and could be the new tool that allows

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